Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. 

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

Have you every heard of Balmorhea? I've never heard of them. This week I needed to listen to someone/something that was calming. This year all of my handouts for my classes are being changed from one program to another. I also have a new book, which requires me to read. Balmorhea is just what I needed.

Their name is pronounced Bal-more-ay. It is a six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX.  Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the band has produced five full-length albums, including Stranger, which was released in October 2012.

Balmorhea’s first works reflected American Southwest: the folklore of Texas settlers, the emotive proclamations of the mountainous setting, and intimate studies on solitude, nature, and night. They added more members to their band. Their focus is a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one landscape.

The New Yorker called them “an exemplary experiment in restraint”.

It isn't get up and dance kind of music. It's the type of music I listen to when I want to get other mental things done.

Playing Live

Remembrance - I promise it doesn't stay slow all the way through.

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

My sister has mentioned this group!! You're only the second person who I've ever seen mention them.

Masshole Mommy said...

Very cool. I have times when I Need something that relaxes me, too, so I will have to keep this in mind.

The Cranky said...

Oh another outstanding one! By the way, thank you so much for your very kind and supportive comments.

Eat To Live said...

I haven't heard of this group but I am sure my Daughter has. She knows all the groups out there. Well most of them anyway.

Catch My Words said...

You can post this on Musical Mondays as long as you pick up the linky from Lady Java's site. If you don't have the linky, it auto-deletes posts. has a Monday Music Moves Me linky that will post tomorrow and you can link there, too.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Another new group to me! Thanks for sharing :)


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